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Richmond County Historical Society

Mural Project:

A committee of interested members of the Richmond St. Pat’s Society and the RCHS have been working together on a project to have a mural created in downtown Richmond, on the wall of Quincaillerie Richmond Hardware.

The goal of this project is to remind everyone who lives in the area that we all belong here, have a shared history in the area, and have all contributed to the area’s development, regardless of our ethnic roots. With this reminder of what we have achieved together is the promise of what we can continue to build together by working together to achieve common goals.

We are grateful to have received to date financial backing for this project from the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN) and the Secretariat for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers as one of their Belonging and Identity projects, as well as the Municipality of the Canton de Melbourne, and Townshippers’ Foundation. Several individual sponsors have also contributed to this project.

This is an ambitious project which we hope is completed this fall; the outcome of which will be ours to enjoy for many years. We would greatly appreciate any and all contributions to the project. Donations of $20 and more will receive a receipt for income tax purposes. Please send your donation to Richmond County Historical Society – attention Mural Project, 1161 Rte 243, Melbourne, QC, J0B 2B0. You may also donate using e-transfer from your bank to treasurer@rchs-shrc.ca ; please use “muralproject” as your response.

How you can help:
The community is invited to submit letters, photos (people and objects), videos, diaries, poems, drawings, etc. to show the life you are experiencing these days. What does your day look like? Have you developed a new skill such as bread-making or knitting? Have you returned to earlier skills of long ago? What is your child feeling about the change in lifestyle? How is your business affected? How are seniors coping both living at home or in a residence? How has your life changed if you are unemployed? As a health care worker, how are you coping?
Contributions from all ages are encouraged and for further information contact Norma at president @rchs-shcr.ca or norma.husk@gmail.com. We are making history each day; it is important to share our stories to pass on to future generations.

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